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The Shorthand Drawing Style of a Certifiable Genius

Rembrandt Was Brill. Drawing Tutorials That Show You Why… Okay, I don’t even know how to certify a genius, but I know I am right about one thing: Rembrandt was one. The greatest of the great Dutch masters, Rembrandt made art that was a revelation then and now. That goes for his paintings, of course,…

Rembrandt and Homebrewing Brown Ink

Rembrandt launched my ventures in the homebrewing of ink. I live in a city that offers vast riches of art, but I personally came to draw and paint late in life. As someone who learns by doing, I wanted to reproduce Rembrandt’s rich combination of line and washes in his brown ink drawings, and wanted…

Drawings: Rockwell Kent Moby Dick

Hunting the White Whale

Rockwell Kent’s Drawings of Moby-Dick Art makes stories come alive. To me, it is as simple as that. And sometimes without art, there is no story-—or, at least, it’s not quite as good. This was the case for the great American novel Moby-Dick. It is hard to imagine that Melville’s opus was once relatively unknown,…

Do You Realize What Will Happen To You?

It’s strange how sketching and drawing are such old and established practices—pen and ink drawing has been around since ancient Egyptian times!—and yet no two draftsmen are ever really the same, and each one’s pursuit can lead to very different results. Perhaps that comes from how many materials you can use to create sketch drawings:…

Van Gogh ink drawing

Ink Drawing Techniques: Pen & Ink Sketching Basics

Ink Drawing Basics Pen and ink drawing is one of the most visually varied art practices in history. Dating back to ancient Egypt, ink drawing has been used over the centuries for many different types of art, from calligraphy to tattooing to art sketches and formal drawings. In modern times, ink drawings have been used…

Plucked Chickens Hanging from Nails by Jacob de Gheyn, 1598, pen and ink drawing, 6 1/2 x 6.

My Duh Moment in Art

Here it is: Make better art by learning from better artists. Duh, right? But I don’t think that way often enough. I’m all about looking at artwork—more and more and more artwork—but sometimes I don’t really put my thinking cap on when it comes to gleaning what artists are saying with their work. Here are…

A Few Favorite Resources from My Bookshelves

Sarah Simblet (her pen drawing, Isis 38, above) taught me a lot about how intertwined the semblance of motion and mark-making are in really good drawings. Maybe it is part of having an arts career or maybe it is just me, but I love books and magazines and videos about art and artists about as…

Can a Caricature Help My Portrait Painting?

The Grimaces by Louis-Leopold Boilly, 1823, lithograph, 13 1/8 x 10. Awhile ago I was in the Met and saw "Infinite Jest," an exhibition of drawings and prints that explore satire and caricature from the Italian Renaissance to the present. I enjoyed the show, walking around and chuckling at several of the drawings, but nothing…

Dads Clock, Moms Crock

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 “Dads Clock, Moms Crock!” is a whimsical play on objects belonging to Sue Quinones parents and set in a glimpse of time lost from the past. It was implemented in a style with decorative ink drawing and executed in watercolor.  

PHILCO

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This old “Philco” radio illustrates a historical representation of another time and how furniture styles and objects like the "Weller" vase are placed together to complete an art work.  Sue Quinones, not only combines the inanimate objects, but also brings the still life alive through the…